The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th 2018. It will affect every business and change many established business practices and business models. It will also require a fair bit of work to ensure compliance, so if you aren’t already working on that, you need to learn about this and start now.
I was going to do a lot of research and attempt to write something about how all businesses need to be ready for it. However, I’m not a lawyer, and giving bad advice could be risky. Also, there is no way that I could come up with something as clear or comprehensive as Heather Burns’ white paper on GDPR for Business Owners & Senior Executives.
If you have a business of any size, whether it’s online or not, or if you’re even just at the stage of considering setting up a business, you need to read that. All of it. No, Brexit will not make a difference.
If you’re based in the UK, you should, of course, also check out the ICO’s GDPR advice directly. Otherwise, please check with your own Data Authority for further guidance.
If I come across any other resources that are half as useful, I may add them here. For the moment though, I’m just posting this to help raise awareness among small business owners. Please help out and share it.